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149 Domain Discoveries for July 6th

Every day we scan more than one hundred thousand domains across all the major marketplaces and pending delete lists to find domains you can buy that have sold in the past. Sale history, like the age of a domain name, is a great proxy for quality to help the cream rise to the top. Today’s […]

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The one video you should watch if you want to learn about SEO in 2018

If there’s one thing that’s always true about SEO, it’s that it is always changing. A lot of this change is driven by Google who makes changes to their algorithms which means that SEO advice needs to be updated. When it comes to reliable sources of information about SEO I typically put Moz at the […]

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Buying Pronounceable 4L.com’s

Today: Buying 3 letter .io / I need domains every day / World’s Shortest Domain for investing / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: How often do you hand-register domain names? – Are hand registered domains a dead strategy for investors these days? It seems that […]

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4-Digit Numerical Domain Sells for 6 Figures to Top New DNJ Chart – 3-Letter .Com Also Passes 100K Mark

The new weekly DNJournal.com domain sales report is out with a pair of 6-figure sales at the top of the chart, including the biggest 4-digit domain sale in two years.

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A traffic domain making $50,000 per month – Is it real or fake?

Today: 5 number domains still going strong / I don’t know about you, but I haven’t…. / Help: A domain name redirecting to my site / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Investing in domains with the word CONTENT, TEXT, etc – Be sure to check […]

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Airbnb Recovers an Infringing Domain

Airbnb has recovered an infringing domain that was filed in bad faith to phish information from legitimate customers. In a UDRP dispute heard at the World IP Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center, home hopping app Airbnb challenged the legitimacy of airbnbnow.com, contending that it incorporated the entirety of its trademark, with the addition of […]

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Father Domainicus : My visit to the Sour Candy factory

Greetings and salutations, my brothers and sisters in domaining; this is Father Domainicus with a special sermon on this fine and sunny hump day. Many a moon ago, domain investors congregating to the local Florida chapter of our Domain Church, expressed their gratitude, after the event was over. Sending samples of sweet candy was a […]

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Pricing and Profits; Threading the Eye of the Needle

Everybody knows that if we price our domains too high, they won’t sell and we’ll go bankrupt, right? Well not everybody. As newbies we think we’ve struck gold with hand-regged domains like SandpaperSusan.com and we list them for sale at 5 figures. After a year when it hasn’t sold we feel foolish and change it […]

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Spider.com Sells? Then Hit With Invalid Whois

Spider.com which was owned by Artesyn Technologies, Inc. has moved into Sedo escrow according to whois records. The domain name was registered at CSC Corporate Domains and transferred to Network Solutions on our about June 5, 2018 based on whois data. Since whois is pretty much a blank canvas now, interestingly, upon transferring into Network […]

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4L.com Chips are going down due to a scandal

While talking to a friend from China. The prices have been coming down for the last few weeks. He told me he spoke to a friend who was a big buyer in China he told me the current LLLL market in China is sinking quickly. This is because a major industry company 1618.com has scandal. […]

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How Gary Millin's World Accelerator Continues to Develop Some of the Web's Best Domain Names

Several years ago we wrote about the spectacular .com domain portfolio being developed by Gary Millin’s World Accelerator. Forbes just featured Gary in a new interview.

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Miray Software AG nailed for reverse domain name hijacking

German software company Miray Software AG has been found to have engaged in reverse domain name hijacking over the domain name Miray.com. The company uses the German country code domain name Miray.de. The owner of the domain name, who is located in the United States, registered the domain name shortly after Miray claims that it […]

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Daily Domain Picks 7-5-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-5-18 Fireworks on the 4th of July as NBX.com sells for $130,000 on Sedo. Top sales/closes from yesterday: nbx.com 130,000 USD 2018-07-04 Sedo minimo.com 4,049 USD 2018-07-04 NameJet videosdeincestos.com 3,200 USD 2018-07-04 DropCatch navigato.com 2,550 USD 2018-07-04 GoDaddy raft.io 2,350 USD 2018-07-04 Park.io dutto.com 1,625 USD 2018-07-04 GoDaddy *data courtesy of Namebio […]

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Donuts announces acquisition of .Fan new domain name extension

Donuts Inc. today announced it has re-acquired the .fan top-level domain (TLD), making it the 241st TLD in Donuts’ portfolio. .fan names are anticipated to be generally available in mid-September. “We are excited to add .fan to our portfolio,” said John Pollard, executive vice president and general manager of the Donuts registry. “Fans literally wear their allegiances […]

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How much time do new gTLDs need to reach maturity?

So a lot of people are saying that new gTLDs are a failure, they’re crashing and burning and .COM is and forever will be the only investment-grade domain extension. I disagree. Of course this is just my opinion, I don’t have any more information than you do, all I have is my observations and opinions. […]

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GoDaddy signs up for basically unrestricted .travel gTLD

Donuts has started to market the now practically prehistoric and newly liberalized gTLD .travel, and it’s signed up GoDaddy to offer domains there. The registry, which acquired .travel from former owner Tralliance in February, announced a soft relaunch on its blog last week, highlighting that GoDaddy, Name.com and Encirca are now among its registrars. GoDaddy […]

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European Data Regulators Throw ICANN Back to the Drawing Board for a Third Time on Whois Privacy

In a letter to ICANN, the chair of the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) makes it plain that even the organization’s “interim” plan is fundamentally flawed, reports Kieren McCarthy in the Register. “European data regulators have torn up the latest proposal by internet overseer ICANN over its Whois data service, sending the hapless organization back […]

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Signet.com Sold for $300,000 via Afternic

Earlier this month, Jamie Zoch reported that “Signet.com has been acquired by a currently unknown CSC Corporate Domains client.” The domain name was sold by Netincome Ventures, Garry Chernoff’s domain investment firm. From what I can see using DomainTools Whois History tool, Garry’s company owned Signet.com since at least 2004, the date of the earliest […]

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AUCTION RECAP OF JULY 12, 2018

A comprehensive look at the final auction prices, closeouts and more from the auction list posted on July 12, 2018. If there is an asterisk (*) next to a price, it means that the name was at auction from a private seller (rather than an expiring name) and may have had a reserve.  I’m only showing where […]

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Deciding When To Forward Or Develop A Domain

Today: Buying awards-related .com + .org domains / DataGravity.com sold for $6,801 / Broker needed for commissioned sale / And more! Here are the new discussions that caught my eye in the domain community today: Investing in Crypto / Coin Domains – Do you have any crypto or coin related domain names in your portfolio you […]

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Daily Domain Picks 7-1-18

Daily Domain Picks 7-1-18 RawFish.com was the top close on Saturday, $3,800. 9229.net closed at $3,412, thought it might go $5,000. YouTubeConverter.me $2,370 on Park.io, guess the though is that Google will never come to protect their ip rights. Was once a popular website, a lot of links, https://majestic.com/reports/site-explorer?q=youtubeconverter.me&oq=youtubeconverter.me&IndexDataSource=F Top sales/closes from yesterday: rawfish.com 3,800 […]

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GDPR, the end of the WhoIs & what this means to you – with Attorneys Stevan Lieberman, Ari Goldberger & Jason Schaeffer

With GDPR on May 25, you can expect to lose access to WhoIs data as we know it and begin many months of “growing pains” as the domain industry scrambles to figure out how to comply with GDPR. If you’re invested in domain names & want to lower your risks or understand strategies for the […]

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Good news for .BRAND new gTLD applicants

Google Registrar is now in France and a few other countries. If this can be a good news for registrants (the one to buy domain names) then, what does it have to do with French .BRAND new gTLD applicants? Good question In fact, the good news relates to Nomulus, the backend registry solution also offered […]

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DomainSherpa Review – May 7: Fertilization.com, Karpool.com & Bitcoin.LIVE

What do successful domain name investors think when they value domain names? In this show:• We learn what the Sherpas bought or sold recently: Fertilization.com, Karpool.com & Bitcoin.LIVE• An investor’s portfolio is appraised: TokersWild.com, MJ.vegas, Herbage.com……• Get your bids in soon for EatVegan.com, RemoteAccess.com, StudentCenter.org…• Plus, much more! We’re joined by Michael Cyger, Jebidiah Burnett […]

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Industry Companies Need a Good Contact Person

I read the well deserved platitudes towards Laurie Kirk after she announced her retirement this past week. One of the reasons Laurie is so appreciated is because she became the NameJet point person for so many people. If there was any technical or other issue, Laurie has been the person to contact. I know if […]

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In a classic Plan B UDRP, two panelists don’t find RDNH

One panelist calls it a “clear” case of RDNH, two others decline to find RDNH. A lot of reverse domain name hijacking decisions have been handed down in UDRP cases this week. Surprisingly, the majority of panelists in a dispute over CLH.com did not find the filing an abuse of the proceedings, and their reason […]

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MERGE! 2018 Conference Adds a New eCommerce Track Devoted to Subscription Boxes

When the MERGE! conference returns to Orlando this summer it will have a new track devoted to building subscription based eCommerce businesses.

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Microsoft Reclaims Skype Domain Name

Microsoft has recovered SkypeRoom.com following an Alternative Dispute Resolution Forum UDRP dispute. According to Microsoft, the owner of SkypeRoom.com used the Skype trademark in bad faith and had no rights or legitimate interests in holding the domain. Sole panelist Richard Hill agreed, describing the domain name as “confusingly similar” to the Skype trademark, because it […]

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15 years of Google Adsense

I started using Adsense 15 years ago. Google Adsense is 15 years old. Today Google sent an email to me with a bit of personal data: I remember the great excitement I had when Adsense first came out. Finally, owners of niche content sites had a way to earn good money from relevant ads. The […]

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Marshalls (TJX) Acquires Marshalls.com From Marshalls PLC

Marshalls department stores, which is owned by TJX Companies, has acquired the domain name Marshalls.com from Marshalls PLC of the UK. Both are publicly traded companies. Marshalls (TJX) is currently using the domain name MarshallsOnline.com for the brands main website, while Marshalls (UK) is/was using both Marshalls.com (corporate) & Marshalls.co.uk  (corporate & products). This transaction […]

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